Shooting In Stone Oak Adds To Dialogue On Guns

San Antonio police work at the scene Tuesday January 15, 2013 where a suspected burglar was shot and crashed the car he was driving. The suspected burglar was killed and another suspected burglar was shot in the chest by a Stone Oak resident who told police he caught the men breaking into his SUV outside his home near Lightstone Drive and Stonepath Drive about 1:50 a.m. . Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT, San Antonio Express-News / ©San Antonio Express-News/Photo Can Be Sold to the Public



” Set against the backdrop of a national debate over gun control, a shooting early Tuesday in a Stone Oak-area subdivision that left one burglary suspect dead and another critically injured didn’t just spark talk about the incident itself but about the best way to keep from becoming a victim.

Life on Lightstone Drive had returned to normal Tuesday afternoon for the neighbors of Roger Bond Pemberton, who shot at the two men he believed were trying to take his SUV, police said.

The crime scene tape no longer blocked access to his neighbors’ homes. The detectives, evidence technicians and patrol officers all were long gone. But the 1:50 a.m. shooting still was the talk of the street.

“If it was a legitimate theft I support what he did,” neighbor Michelle Harms said.